JJ Laap, Wide Receiver
- Ht: 6’0”
- Wt: 190 lbs.
Stony Brook, NY
- Born: January 28, 2001
Scouting Report: One of the best wide receivers in Cortland Football history…finished his career with 167 catches (4th all-time), 3,125 yards (2nd all-time) and 32 receiving TDs (2nd all-time)…Capable of a big play anywhere on the field…Deceptive speed…Makes contested catches…Playmaker and team leader…Possesses intangibles of strong work ethic, high character, football intelligence and competitive toughness.
2023: Started all 15 games as a major contributor to Cortland’s first-ever NCAA Div. III National Championship Team…Second on the team in receptions (70), receiving yards (1,291) and receiving TDs (14)…Named to D3Football.com’s First Team All-Region 2…Earned First Team All-Empire 8 honors for the third straight season…Grabbed five passes for 250 yards and two TDs in a home win versus Susquehanna, good for third most receiving yards in a single game in Cortland Football history.
2022: Earned First Team All-Empire 8 honors for second straight season…Started all 11 games…Led the team with 41 receptions for a team-high 907 yards and six TDs…Averaged a team-best 22.1 yards per reception…Caught nine passes for a school-record 312 yards and two TDs with a long of 90 yards in a home victory versus Wittenberg…Grabbed six passes for 158 yards and a TD in a home win versus St. John Fisher…Had six receptions for 71 yards at Randolph-Macon in the first round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs…Caught three passes for 143 yards and a TD in a home victory versus Hartwick…Grabbed three passes for 54 yards in a win at Utica…Recorded three receptions for 49 yards in a victory at Buffalo St…Caught three passes for 33 yards and a TD in a home win versus The College of New Jersey…Had three receptions and a TD against Ithaca at Yankee Stadium…Grabbed three passes for 36 yards in a home win versus Morrisville.
2021: Earned First Team All-Empire 8 honors…Started all 12 games…Had 48 receptions for a team-high 861 yards and a team-best 11 TDs…Registered a TD reception in 11-of-12 games…Caught four passes for 127 yards and a TD in a home win versus Springfield in the first round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs…Grabbed eight passes for 137 yards and a TD in a victory at The College of New Jersey…Finished with six receptions for 119 yards with a season-long 58-yard TD in a win at Wittenberg…Had five receptions for 102 yards and a TD in a home victory versus Buffalo St…Caught three passes for 64 yards and a TD at home versus RPI in the second round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs…Grabbed five passes for 75 yards and a TD in a home win versus Utica…Had four receptions and a TD in a home victory versus Ithaca and in a win at Morrisville St…Had a 41-yard TD catch in a victory at Hartwick…Finished with three receptions for 61 yards and a TD in a win at St. John Fisher…Caught three passes in a home victory versus Brockport…Grabbed a TD pass in a home victory versus Alfred.
2020: Member of the program but season canceled.
2019: Saw action in eight games…Caught eight passes for 66 yards and one TD…Had three receptions for 27 yards in a home win versus Buffalo St…Grabbed two passes for 25 yards with a season-long of 17 yards and a TD in a home victory versus Fitchburg St…Caught two passes for 10 yards in a home win versus Utica…Had a four-yard reception at home versus Hobart in the New York Bowl.
High School: Graduated from Ward Melville in 2019…Two-year starter in football…Earned first team All-Long Island and second team all-state honors…Named top defensive back in Suffolk County…Runner-up for Hansen Award as best player in Suffolk County…Led Long Island in touchdown receptions and Suffolk County in receiving yards…Holds several school records…Played one year of lacrosse.
Other: Selected and competed in the Empire Challenge Run by the Boomer Esiason Foundation…Father Jaan played quarterback at Albany.